Friday, August 12, 2011

august favorites.

Just some things I love about this last month of summer.

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They are so summery...not to mention delicious. May even be worthy of their own post...

the bluest skies.

unedited, in all its glory.
What would you call that color, the color of the sky? Hmm...

new books.

Forever a favorite. I finished Looking for Alaska a few days ago, and now I'm reading I Am the Messenger. It's by the author of the Book Thief and so far it's interesting. :)


Splash, splash, splash. The pictures say everything.


One of my favorite things here in CA? Lounging on the patio in the late morning. The sun hasn't yet reached the top of the sky, so the temperature is still mild. There's a nice breeze that wafts through the air and it's so relaxing. I like to bring a book out and read, but sometimes I get lost in the sky and just lay there. Bliss.

animal friends. this deer, crossing the road...

...and this dog. Adorable.

driving downtown at golden hour

and just watching as the light hits the trees and makes them glow, watching people ride their bikes with a towel slung over their shoulder, watching dogs pull on their leashes and bound ahead, watching the whole world out my window. The sun lit up the grass into that undeniably green color I love and it illuminated everything. And I didn't have my camera, so for once I was able to just look instead of trying to capture the ever-eluding light in images. I didn't have to worry; I could just watch. It just felt so summery to me.


We went to IHOP yesterday for brunch. It's a once-in-a-while, vacation thing, but I love it.

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I'm going home tomorrow, but for now I'm just going to enjoy it -- all these things, and more. 

Have a happy Friday!



  1. Raspberries are the best, no?

  2. I think you're super cool. Seriously... I don't know anyone else who takes such pretty water photos, and in my book that equates to super cool.
    To me, that shade of blue is simply 'Mindblowing'.

  3. I love your swimming pictures! Those pancakes look great!!

  4. Oh I love raspberries... and those pictures made me want to go swimming. And eat pancakes. (Though probably not at the same time).

  5. happy friday to you, too! and i believe the correct description of "sky color" is cerulean- deep blue in color like the clear sky.

    enjoy your day!

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  6. Beautiful photos! I really love your raspberry one and the bokeh one, gorgeous! Visiting from Finding Joy, have a great weekend!

  7. I love the Book Thief!! Amazing book. And you just made me want raspberries... :D

    And that color of blue? I think it's the color of summer, emptiness, and all the time in the world. I can't think of anything else to call it. :)

  8. Alaska AND Messenger are some of my second-category favorites, you know, not the books that you'd bring with you to a desert island, but the ones directly underneath that class of favorite-ism.

    In other words, I love them a lot :)

  9. Raspberries are for sure a favorite over here. As well as blue skies. Although, I must admit to loving watch a thunderstorm roll in and watching the skies darken up.

    Lovely list of favorites. And now I'm hungry for a pancake. :)



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